9th Child in the City World Conference


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Euro Youth Ambassador joins Citc conference

Ali Mahlodji, European Youth Ambassador, is the second keynote speaker confirmed for the Child in the City World conference. Along with acclaimed child rights scholar and writer Tim Gill, Ali will take to the stage during the three-day conference.   Ali is the multiple award-winning co-founder of the internationally acclaimed startup WHATCHADO, an online video platform… Read more ›

Free learning support at Viennese schools

In order to provide equal opportunities for all children, the City of Vienna launched the “Förderung 2.0“ programme in 2014. It offers free learning support for pupils aged 6 to 14 years and thereby reduces the parents’ financial and time pressure. Thus, the “Förderung 2.0“ contributes to the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and… Read more ›

A bicycle playground for Vienna

How can we foster the autonomous mobility and cycling skills of children living in the city and promote physical activity? How can we facilitate a safe but exciting approach to cycling for urban kids? Cycling will play an integral role in our future urban mobility. For this reason, cycling should come naturally to children and… Read more ›

CiTC conference preview: ‘Let’s end zero-risk play’

When it comes to planning new city infrastructures, children’s needs are still being ignored. Worse still, they are being pampered with ‘risk-averse’ thinking. But acclaimed child play expert Tim Gill’s belief that things are changing offers a tantalising a glimpse of what is possible. The opening keynote speaker for Child in the City World Conference… Read more ›

The Child in the City World Conference programme is now live

The programme for the Child in the City World Conference 2018 in Vienna is complete. More than 100 speakers will present their expertise and latest research on urban development, children and media, mobility, equality and diversity.  Over the three-day event, the conference offers a full programme that consists of plenary sessions with renowned keynote speakers, interactive parallel… Read more ›

Share good practice at Child in the City World Conference 2018

Not only content with being universally recognised as the city of music, Vienna will also this year become the city of children. As host of Child in the City World Conference 2018, Austria’s capital will welcome this bi-annual global gathering some of the world’s leading children’s rights experts and champions. It will provide a platform… Read more ›

Register today for Child in the City World Conference

The 9th Child in the City World Conference will be held on 24th – 26th of September 2018 in Vienna. The international conference takes place every two years. It is a key opportunity for children’s professionals, city planners, geographers and policy makers to share knowledge, good practice and research findings from the various disciplines that are important to the shared… Read more ›

Working with boys for a gender equal future

Philipp Leeb is the Chairman of Poika, an NGO that promotes gender-sensitive boys’ work in education. Writing for Child in the City, he discusses his work in Vienna where he integrates gender sensitive boys’ education in schools and kindergartens. The Problem Across the world, societies are organised patriarchally, meaning that masculine values are the basic… Read more ›